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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

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Devin Bartlett
Wall St. Journal, Staff Reporter
KQED 08/28/2015
Devlin: The lower court judge found that the program was almost certainly unconstitutional, and the government appealed that decision. What this panel said today was they reversed that lower court finding in the sense that they said, look, we're going to overturn what's called the preliminary injunction, we're not going to let that stand, and we're going to toss the case back to thrower court judge. So, now, that judge has to make some more findings of fact. But what the judges did beside just sending it back to the judge, they said they have a lot of skepticism about whether the person who is suing can prove his phone records were taken as part of this program.
Devin Bartlett
Wall St. Journal, Staff Reporter
KQED 08/28/2015
Devlin: That collection in its current form is only going to continue until the end of November under a law that was passed the summer. Woodruff: anyway? Devlin: Right. To a certain extent, you're seeing the lawyers and judges on each side of this issue in some sense, getting their last licks in on this issue before a lot of it becomes moot anyway. But until then, there are still going to be fights in both in New York and courts in D.C. about whether any of this was ever legal. Certainly the privacy groups would love to get more rulings that say, no, it wasn't. Mean time, just this week, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court said, yes, this will continue and will continue till the end of November and is not a violation.
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